Next Week at GWCS... January 9 - 17, 2016

STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

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The student of the week is LOGAN PAWLIK for demonstrating the GWCS value of RESPONSIBILITY.

When the basketball team was short a player, Logan stepped up and joined the team, and now he attends every game and films the girl's games as well. His attitude is so positive and mature that this week, a man at the gym came up to Mr. Fedinatz and started talking about what a great guy Logan is, and that's not even the first time something like that has happened. 

Check out the 'Student of the Week' bulletin board near Mr. Pereira's classroom. Each week a student is recognized for his or her demonstration of one of the eight GWCS Values.

GWCS Values: Learning, Service, Kindness, Excellence, Responsibility, Investment, Team Play, Intellectual Curiosity

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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

  • Robotics SW VA Qualifying Tournament in Richlands, VA with Mr. Lindner (info)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

  • Robotics Return from SW VA Qualifying Tournament with Mr. Lindner (info)

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016

  • Sock Drive!
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm:  Jeremiah Johnson (info
  • CERT Training with Mr. Sobecke and Ms. Warden from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm in the cafe 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016

  • Sock Drive!
  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Boys JV Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Chelsea (home) at 4:00 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Chelsea (home) at 5:15 pm
  • COME CHEER!  Show your school spirit - come out and cheer on your Coyote Basketball teams!  games are just 5 minutes from GWCS at Accotink Academy!  Your SGA will arrange transportation provide snacks for anyone who signs-up in advance to attend this game.  Check your email for details from the SGA!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

  • Sock Drive!
  • SGA Balloon Bust Fundraiser will be held during lunch, bring $5 - $10 cash to participate.  There will be a prize in EVERY balloon!
  • Anime Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theater with Mr. Goldie is in hiatus until February 3rd.
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. French School at 4:00 pm (away)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. French School at 5:15 pm (away)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

  • Sock Drive!
  • Ronald McDonald House:  Community Service with Ms. Ternullo from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016

  • Sock Drive!
  • Internship Letter

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GWCS R.E.A.L. TERM INTERNSHIPS...

ATTENTION ALL GWCS JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

Remember to discuss your GWCS internship possibilities with your parents and complete the mandatory "Letter of Intent" and turn it in to Mrs. Mauney by Wednesday, January 15, 2016!  This letter gives us an idea about your interests and it's a great starting point to help us place you in the best possible internship.   

Kristen Stombres
stombreskl@gwcommunityschool.com
GWCS Internship Coordinator

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PAC PAW PRINTS...

Coyote PAC is a GWCS program designed to more formally incorporate the wealth of parental resources and talents that are so obviously abundant in our community.   PAC Paw Prints is a section of the weekly newsletter where you can catch-up on all PAC related news and events.

 

#1 - SOCKS AND SANDWICHES:

The Community Service Committee and the SGA invite you to participate in a Socks and Sandwiches project.

  • SANDWICHES

Parents, please join us for the PB&J sandwiches making event for McKenna's Wagon.

DATE:     Tuesday January 26th
TIME:      8:30 am - 10:30 am
WHERE:  GWCS

 Our goal will be to make 400 sandwiches. Your PAC will donate the fixin’s, so all you have to provide is the labor (of love).  The sandwiches you make will be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon, a volunteer-run, mobile food service that provides hot, nutritious evening meals, sandwiches, fruit, and snacks to 150 - 250 homeless men and women at three locations across the city every night. 

An email will be going out in January with details on how to volunteer for this event.  

  • SOCKS

Meanwhile, the SGA will be collecting socks for the shelter from now until January 26th.   Everyone is encouraged to bring in at least one pair of socks. Our goal is to collect at least 200 pairs of socks by January 26th. On January 26th, the PAC will be making sandwiches, and bringing them with the socks to the homeless. As we are entering the holiday season, just remember, not everyone can afford Santa. Don't get cold feet, jump in and help out the less fortunate.

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#2 - THE 2016 GW COMMUNITY SCHOOL ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: fEB 17 - March 2, 2016:

Do you have anything to re-gift after the holidays? Anything that may not have been your cup of tea...or coffee...or wine. The Fundraising Committee could help you bring some new love to an item for an Auction Basket.

That is correct, Auction Baskets this year - Not Class Baskets.

So, take a look at the 2016 Online Auction Basket Donation Sign Up and consider donating an item. The Fundraising Committee will begin collecting donations January 11, 2016. 

Please bring your donations to GWCS and place in the labeled bins in the cubbies near Cassie's office. Please leave any wine (or spirits) donations wrapped (bagged), labeled and under Ms. Mauney's desk (if she is not present). Please label with your name and the 'basket' it will accompany (this will reinforce info on the sign up and assist the Fundraising Committee with inventory - Thank You!).

Note: when signing up to donate - you do not have to collect everything if the slot has multiple items. Additional 'Sign Up' cues are added to these slots. Please list the items you are donating in the comments section. This allows other donors to know what is left on the list and assists the Fundraising Committee with inventory. 

Auction Contacts: Deiadre Rauch and Deb Rosen

Thank You!

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#3 - THANK YOU FROM ACCOTINK FOR ALL OF THE HOLIDAY DONATIONS:


ORDER A GWCS COFFEE HOUSE DVD TODAY...

WHAT:  DVD of GWCS Coffee House from December 11, 2015

COST:   $7.00 cash or check payable to GWCS

HOW:   Place check or cash with a note for who it's for in envelope labeled "coffee house dvd" hanging on the back of Ms. Mauney's computer.

STARRING & SUPPORTING CAST:  Mr. Andrews Bashan, Mr. Goldie, Mr. Pereira, Brian, Delia, Emily S., Josh, Katie, Laura, Nick, Paul, Ronan, Trevor, Wade, Xavier, and Zach!

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THE NEW SAT...

Attention GWCS juniors:  Take a few minutes to read about the changes College Board has made to the SATs effective this March!  There are some significant changes in both the English and math portions of the new SAT (for example the math now includes statistics).  This NY Times article describes the changes, the reasons for the changes and tips for preparing for the new SAT.

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FUTURE EVENTS...

Jan 18:  No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 19:  No School - Student Holiday / Staff Work Day
Jan 23:  SAT & Subject Tests
Jan 25:  CERT Training
Jan 26:  Sandwich Making - Parent Community Service
Jan 26:  Last day for SGA Sock Drive
Feb 1:  CERT Training
Feb 2 - 4:  Midterms
Feb 5:  No School - Student Holiday
Feb 5-7:  Recommended College Visit Days for Juniors & Seniors
Feb 15:  No School - Presidents Day
Feb 17 - Mar 2:  PAC Silent Auction

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  GWCS Closings & Delays 
SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Microsoft 365 Webmail
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation
PARENT PORTAL:  Webpage with Links to School Related Documents & Forms  
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS Cloud 
COYOTE WEB:  Student's grades, attendance and more
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
COYOTE ROBOTICS:  GWCS Coyote Robotics Website

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